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Mister Fantastic

Mister Fantastic, aka Reed Richards, is the leader of the Fantastic Four. With an incredible knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics among other many sciences, he is credited as the smartest character in the Marvel universe. In fact, he invented the very spacecraft that became exposed to the radiation which gave the team their powers. Now he has the ability to stretch his limbs into any shape. Mister Fantastic acts as a close friend and mentor to the Fantastic Four. Invisible Woman, aka Sue Storm, is his wife, which makes Human Torch, Johnny Storm, his brother-in-law.

Dr. Trevor Bruttenholm from Hellboy

Most people today are familiar with Dr. Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm thanks to the 2004 and 2008 Hellboy movies starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Newer fans met the soft-spoken professor in Neil Marshall’s 2019 Hellboy adaptation starring David Harbour. And still others remember Dr. Bruttholm from the Dark Horse Comics. The source that started it all.

Both big screen versions of Dr. Bruttenholm share a certain style. They both like three piece suits and close-cropped goatees. Because of this there are two suits listed above. One in tweed with a more classic look and another with a sleeker, more modern look. The cane is part of the earlier look while the accessories – a leatherbound book, a rosary, and of course the goatee – are shared between both looks.

Hetalia England

England from Hetalia

Arthur Kirkland, also known as England, is a main character in Hetalia: Axis Powers. Despite his name, he represents all of the United Kingdom. He claims he’s a gentleman, but he’s really cynical and sharp-tongued. He is easily misunderstood which makes him disliked by others. However, there’s another side to him, one that believes in folklore and fairies, and he is able to communicate with magical spirits. A running joke is that England is a terrible cook.

Colossus from Deadpool

Colossus from Deadpool

Colossus (played by Stefan Kapicic) is one of two or three mutants that join Deadpool in his movies. According to the movies, the others are busy (or avoiding Wade). If you ask Deadpool, though, the studio just couldn’t afford to license more from Fox. Ouch. Either way Colossus is a somewhat reluctant ally for the merc with a mouth and one Deadpool sorely needs.

You don’t need the X-gene to copy Colossus’ look thankfully. To copy his metal-coated skin you can either use a silver bodysuit and black marker for the body then use silver and black body paint for your face and hands. Or, if you prefer the paint over the bodysuit, you can use just the paint. You’ll need a few paintbrushes to pull off the finer detail, though.

Recreating Colossus’ clothing is a little bit easier. A black zip-up bike vest and red paint copies the most detailed part of his look while black pants, a black tactical belt, and black boots finish off the look.

Circe from DC Comics

Circe

Circe first appeared in 1949 as one of Wonder Woman’s antagonists. As an immortal sorceress she’s a little hard to beat. Thankfully the good guys manage it every time. And I do mean every time. Like a good villain Circe makes repeat appearances, often changing in appearance but consistent in her evil.

This version of Circe might not be the first form she took but it is one of the most popular for cosplays. It gets back to the Greek roots of the character. She was adapted from one of the villains in Homer’s The Odyssey and you definitely get the vibe of an ancient Grecian island witch with this version of Circe.

The first thing you’ll need is a long black wig. Circe’s hair color changes with every iteration of her character but this time her hair is jet black. As an added bonus you can also use this wig for a Morticia Addams cosplay if you’re going to a multi-day convention!

Once you have your wig you’ll need a green dress in a very tight but flowing style. After that you’ll need a whole lot of gold accessories: bangles, a belt, a chalice, and an arm band. Skin tone skippers give you something close to a barefoot look. If that’s not quite your style or you can’t find a slipper in the right shade you can make a pair of invisible shoes like these.

Zenith from 2000 AD

Zenith from 2000 AD

Robert McDowell is a sarcastic superhero that goes by the name Zenith. He appeared regularly in the sci-fi comic 2000 AD. He first appeared in 1987 and began to fade from the scene in 1992. But he still has plenty of fans and his creator – Grant Morrison – has become a popular writer for both DC and Marvel!

Given his active years, Zenith’s look is very distinctly late-80s and early-90s. He wears yellow pants and black mid-calf boots. The exact style varies from year to year but the colors remain the same. He also wears a black t-shirt with a yellow lightning bolt Z painted on it. His jacket – the final piece of his costume – varies from issue to issue. Sometimes it is a blue jacket with padded shoulders and black stripes. Other times it’s a blue and white Letterman’s jacket. And occasionally he wears a black bike cop jacket from the ’50s with studs in the shoulders. With all this change, though, two things stay the same: His styled black hair and the black mask around his eyes.

Hetalia France

France from Hetalia

Francis Bonnefoy, also known as France, is a main character in the anime Hetalia: Axis Powers. He is seen as a “Big Brother” by other countries, such as Austria. However he tends to make inappropriate comments towards the other countries, warranting unwanted affection. He has a rivalry with England. While our guide isn’t screen accurate, we designed it with France’s fashionable and more feminine tastes in mind. But of course we included a red rose, which is his signature accessory.

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Bumblebee

Bumblebee is a character from the DC Comics. Her real name is Karen Beecher-Duncan. After first appearing in Teen Titans #45, she joined the Doom Patrol and the Teen Titans. Following her comic debut in 1976, some attribute Bumblebee as the first black woman superhero character in DC Comics. She is a human or metahuman depending on the continuity. Her abilities include shrinking to insect size and a solar powered suit that enables her to fly, launch force blasts, and unleash electrical stings. Use black duct tape to make the diagonal stripes. If you want to show your midriff like the character, you can cut the top to fit higher.

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Booster Gold

Booster Gold is a character in the DC comics. His real name is Michael Jon Carter, a time traveling superhero from the future. Using his knowledge of historical events and futuristic tech, he stages publicity stunt heroics. And like cosplayers, his powers come from his costume! His power suit grants him super strength and his wristlets shoot out force blasts. The gold goggles contain infrared and magnifying powers as well. To recreate the design, all you have to do is cut out a V-shaped hole in the blue leotard, and iron on the blue star.

Crossbones from Captain America Civil War

Crossbones from Captain America: Civil War

Brock Rumlow (played by Frank Grillo) first hit the MCU as a main villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. By the time Civil War rolled around he was far more dangerous that the average Hydra agent. And he had a vendetta against the Avengers, Captain America in particular. Of course by then he wasn’t Rumlow anymore, not really. He was Crossbones.

Copying Crossbones’ look will require a little bit of DIY. This will mostly involve painting a black X onto the front of a chest protector and adding the skull details to a black hard mask. You will also need to add the ammunition to some should pads to recreate Crossbones’ armed-to-the-teeth look.  Under it all you should wear a black compression shirt and utility pants as well as black combat boots. A thigh holster, costume pistol, and utility belt round out the look.